There are few nightclub DJs that have accomplished as much on a global scale as Rich Medina. From his humble beginnings as a young b-boy-turned-DJ in Lakewood, NJ, to his current status manning the decks as one of the most popular DJs in Philadelphia NYC, Rich Medina has consistently taken multi-ethnic crowds on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, funk and soul, unearthing one musical gem after another, for almost 20 years.
Rich Medina cemented his name in the DJ world with his infamous 90’s partnership with Cosmo Baker at The Remedy in Philadelphia. In 1998, his Fun party with DJ Language was part of turning the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the new hot spot for club life. Then came the mother lode, Lil’ Ricky’s Rib Shack, a weekly dance function that started out as a 20-person party at APT in 2001, and evolved into an irreplaceable mid-week NYC institution for over 8 years. There, he connected with fan and hip-hop legend Q-Tip in 2005, eventually combining forces to create the Friday night weekly called Open at the Andrew W.K.-owned Santos Party House in 2007, and was soon considered the hottest Friday night party in NYC for the next 2 years.
Rich introduced a new generation of people to Afrobeat music in 2001, with Jump N’ Funk, the first and most consistent US dance party dedicated to the late African musical icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
DJ/PRODUCER/REMIXER Aaron Paar AKA Destroyer was born in Nottingham, U.K. raised in Los Angeles, California and has been an active figure in the LA club and recording scene since the late 80′s. With a family music background as well as strong underground roots, Aaron continues to stay on the cutting edge of current Club/Hip Hop/Soul music cultures. He cut his teeth in the early 90′s rave/loft scene in Los Angeles and is founder and resident DJ of one of LA’s signature Eclectic Soul nights, Strictly Social. Aaron held down until recently a 4 year weekly Saturday night residency called Fast Fwd at the now defunct Little Temple and has touched the turntables at just about every club or bar in Los Angeles as well as booking annual gigs in SF/OAK, NY, Las Vegas and San Diego. Destroyer also Produced and released 8 12'' records on his own Worldship Music imprint from 1995 to 2000 under his own name and other pseudonyms. Remixed tracks from artists MF DOOM, Terry Dexter, Dilated Peoples, Rogiers and more. When DJing expect to hear Destroyer displaying many different genres in his soul driven sets geared for dancefloor's worldwide.